Early National Arts
Early national arts and culture were important to our country’s history. This article is interesting. I hope you enjoy it.
American intellectuals and artists recognized the need for American cultural independence. In 1780s, Noah Webster declared that “America must be as independent in literature as she is in politics” His own major contribution to American cultural independence came through an immensely influential spelling book to standardize the American language. By the 1830s over 60 million copies had been sold and its descendent, Webster’s dictionary, remains a mainstay of American bookshelves. To learn more about cultural arts in U.S. history, click here.